February 26-March 2

Monday:

  • Students will use their essay outline to write a rough draft on paper.
    • As they write students will check that their essay…
      • makes sense
      • has capital letters
      • has punctuation
      • has all content required on the outline

Tuesday

  • Students will take notes on the difference between editing and revision using the acronyms ARMS and CUPS.
  • Students will complete ARMS and CUPS form on Google Classroom.

Wednesday

  • Students will complete ARMS and CUPS form on Google Classroom.

Thursday

  • Students will complete Rainbow Revision Stations and write a final draft.

Friday

  • Students will read aloud essays and peers will offer feedback.

February 19-23 Lesson Plans

Monday: President Day Holiday

Tuesday

  • Students will take notes over how to write a body paragraph that includes a topic sentence, transition, example, and elaboration.
  • Students will have time to work on the body paragraphs of their essay.

Wednesday

  • Students will have class time to finish writing the body paragraphs of their essay. If paragraphs 2 and 3 are not complete by the end of the class, it is homework due before class the next day.
  • We will read from “I Will Always Write Back.”

Thursday

  • Students will take notes over how to write a conclusion and have time in class to write the concluding paragraph of their essay. If it is not completed in class, it is homework due before class the next day.

Friday

  • Students will complete vocabulary study 4 from “I Will Always Write Back” using Quizlet, thesauraus.com and the book.

February 12-16 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Notes over thesis statement
  • Model writing thesis statements
  • Students will select a prompt and write a thesis statement for their Expository Essay

Tuesday

  • Benchmarks

Wednesday

  • Benchmarks

Thursday

  • Notes over Hook and Bridge
  • Students will write their own Hook and Bridge for their Expository Essay

Friday

  • Expository Essay Vocabulary Quiz
    • Study on Quizlet; the link is on Google Classroom

February 5-9

Monday

  • Vocabulary study 3 work time
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Tuesday

  • Work time on Vocabulary study 3
  • Notes over Expository Essay and example of Expository essay
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Wednesday

  • Complete Expository Essay Planning Sheet
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Thursday

  • Turn in Vocabulary Study 3
  • Take Vocabulary 3 Quiz
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Friday

  • Analyze example Expository Essay to identify thesis statements
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

January 29- February 2

Monday

  • Students will receive letters from their pen pals and write real letters back.

Tuesday

  • Students will respond to pen pal via e-mail.

Wednesday

  • Students will review vocabulary words for the week.
  • We will read pages 53-80.

Thursday

  • Students will take Vocabulary 2 Quiz.
  • We will read pages 86-104.

Friday

  • Students will get choice board.
  • We will read pages 105-118

January 22-26

Monday:

  • Warm-up
    • Vocabulary words: intrigued, wafted.
  • Read pages 1-12 in “I Will Always Write Back”

Tuesday

  • Warm-up
    • Vocabulary words: colonialism, liberated, parallels
  • Read pages 13-39

Wednesday

  • Warm-up
    • Vocabulary words: ululating, inflation, rationed, naive, and correspondence
  • Students will complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting Caitlin and Martin’s lives in preparation for writing a paragraph.
  • Read pages 39-52

Thursday

  • Students will take vocabulary quiz.
  • Students will complete compare and contrast writing assignment.

Friday

  • Students will complete web quest and writing assignment explaining something they have learned about Zimbabwe.
  • Students will start vocabulary study packet 2.

January 16-19

Tuesday

  • Students will complete typing.com Beginner Review 1.
  • Students will complete and discuss a pre-reading activity to the novel “I Will Always Write Back.”
  • We will read aloud pages 1-23.

Wednesday

  • Students will complete typing.com T, S, and L keys.
  • We will read aloud pages 31-48.
  • Students will complete exit ticket short response to “Describe Martin’s day to day life. In what ways is it similar or different to Caitlin’s?”

Thursday

  • Students will complete typing.com O, B, and A keys.
  • We will read aloud pages 49-64.
  • We will discuss the previous day’s exit ticket responses.
  • Students will get vocabualry list and practice.

Friday

  • Students will complete typing.com V, H, and M keys.
  • We will read pages 65-80.
  • Students will complete vocabulary practice.

October 16-19 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive vowel combinations
  • Some students will complete “Famous Fails” Slideshow while others workshop thier RACE 2 paragraph.

Tuesday

  • Cursive vowel combinations
  • Students will share their “Famous Fails” Slideshow and RACE 2 paragraphs.

Wednesday

  • Cursive months
  • Students will share “Famous Fails” Slideshow and RACE 2 paragraphs

Thursday

  • Cursive months
  • Students will complete “Dependent Clause and Independent Clause” Notes on Google Classroom

Friday

  • Teacher workday, so we can plan awesome lessons for awesome kids!

 

October 9-13 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “sk, sp, sq”
  • We will read the Scope Article, “They Failed. (And So Can You.)”
  • Students will work through the writing process this week to construct a response to the question, “Why should we be willing to fail?” This will be referred to as RACE 2

Tuesday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “ch, sh, wh”
  • Students will start constructing a response to “They Failed” by completing their RACE 2 graphic organizer.

Wednesday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “kn, mb, wr”
  • Students will create a rough draft to their “They Failed” response paragraph. This will be called RACE 2 Rough Draft.

Thursday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “lt, ft, sl,”
  • Students will work through writing stations to peer edit their rough draft.

Friday

  • Students will polish and submit their final draft of RACE 2

Some students may master and work through this writing process faster. Those students will create their own “Famous Fails” slideshows about people in their own lives: parents, guardians, siblings, teachers, or friends.

Students who have not mastered the RACE paragraph writing skills will work as a small group through the standard based writing stations with me.

October 2-6 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive X
  • Students will learn how to combine two simple sentences and practice.

Tuesday

  • Cursive Y
  • Students will get their final drafts of RACE 1 back and make needed corrections for resubmission on google classroom.

Wednesday

  • Cursive Z
  • We will read the Scope Article, “They Failed. (And So Can You.)”
    • Students will work through the writing process this week to construct  a response to the question, “Why should we be willing to fail?” This will be referred to as RACE 2

Thursday

  • Consonant Combinations “bl, fl, and gl”
  • Students will start constructing a response to “They Failed” by completing their RACE 2 graphic organizer.

Friday

  • Consonant Combinations “br, cr, and dr”
  • Students will create a rough draft to their “They Failed” response paragraph. This will be called RACE 2 Rough Draft.